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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Thursday, March 03, 2011


The following House Files were introduced:

Downey introduced:

H. F. 779, A bill for an act relating to occupational licensure; stating a right to engage in an occupation; specifying conditions for government regulation of occupations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 214.01; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 213.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Rukavina and Anzelc introduced:

H. F. 780, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for reconstruction of the city of Virginia's wastewater treatment facilities; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Rukavina introduced:

H. F. 781, A bill for an act relating to the University of Minnesota; limiting the number of former legislators on the Board of Regents; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 137.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Garofalo introduced:

H. F. 782, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the early repayment of maximum effort capital loans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 126C.69, subdivisions 12, 13.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Garofalo, Buesgens and Woodard introduced:

H. F. 783, A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the number of public school pupils covered by the permanent school fund endowment apportionment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 123A.55; 127A.33.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Gunther introduced:

H. F. 784, A bill for an act relating to unemployment compensation; modifying definition of suitable employment related to staffing services; modifying payments that delay benefits; modifying penalty relating to offers of suitable employment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 268.035, subdivision 23a; 268.085, subdivisions 3, 13c.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Garofalo introduced:

H. F. 785, A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying the interest payments on the permanent school fund; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 11A.16, subdivision 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Davids, Simon, Urdahl, McFarlane and Nelson introduced:

H. F. 786, A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying certain financial statement requirements for charitable organizations; providing consistency in reporting compensation information for federal and state purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 309.53, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Atkins and Hoppe introduced:

H. F. 787, A bill for an act relating to alcohol; allowing wine tasting and wine sales at annual festivals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 340A.418, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Falk introduced:

H. F. 788, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Ortonville emergency operations center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Lanning, Abeler, Gottwalt and Hosch introduced:

H. F. 789, A bill for an act relating to public employment; modifying public employee insurance program eligible employers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 43A.316, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Howes and Davids introduced:

H. F. 790, A bill for an act relating to local governments; aids and credits; reducing future aid payments for reductions in vital public safety personnel; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 477A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Gunther and Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 791, A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding school swimming pool levy to include small school districts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 126C.455.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Gunther and Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 792, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; appropriating money for the Watline Trail.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Slawik introduced:

H. F. 793, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; transferring money appropriated for the Bayport storm sewer project to the city of Oak Park Heights for a pedestrian tunnel; amending Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 22, subdivision 8.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 794, A bill for an act relating to public finance; authorizing the issuance of improvement bonds with certain terms and conditions; modifying definitions; making clarifying, technical, and other changes relating to the issuance of municipal bonds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 116J.994, subdivision 2; 216C.435, subdivision 8; 216C.436, subdivisions 7, 8; 373.40, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 429.101; 474A.02, subdivisions 22b, 23a; 475.521, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; 475.54, subdivision 1; 475.58, subdivision 3b.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Hoppe introduced:

H. F. 795, A bill for an act relating to child support; instructing the commissioner to initiate a foreign reciprocal agreement.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 796, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring segregated accounting under prepaid medical assistance under certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivision 9.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 797, A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring that health plans that include out-of-network coverage permit assignment of benefits; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 798, A bill for an act relating to human services; providing a right for providers to audit financial aspects of health plan company contracts with the prepaid medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 799, A bill for an act relating to human services; requiring use of generally accepted accounting principles in medical assistance reporting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivision 9.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 800, A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying applicability of antitrust laws to the prepaid medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivision 5k.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 801, A bill for an act relating to human services; specifying applicability of Data Practices Act to data provided to state by managed care vendors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivisions 9a, 9b.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 802, A bill for an act relating to human services; establishing medical loss ratio requirement for prepaid medical assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.69, subdivision 5i.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Woodard; Benson, J.; Barrett; Slocum; Kieffer and Petersen, B. introduced:

H. F. 803, A bill for an act relating to education; creating the MNovate commission; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Reform.

Kiffmeyer, Gottwalt, Beard, Kiel and Anderson, P. introduced:

H. F. 804, A bill for an act relating to health; creating the piggy bank health plan to provide comprehensive, sustainable coverage for children up to age 26; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.

Anderson, P. and Westrom introduced:

H. F. 805, A bill for an act relating to energy; requiring filing of certain information in power purchase agreements with Public Utilities Commission; requiring utilities to offer customers option to request energy from local wind projects; requiring certain utilities to purchase energy from small wind projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 216B.05, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 216B.169, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Mack, Loeffler, Lohmer, Kriesel, Abeler and Benson, M. introduced:

H. F. 806, A bill for an act relating to human services; streamlining county duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 119B.09, by adding a subdivision; 256B.69, by adding a subdivision; 256D.09, subdivision 6; 256D.49, subdivision 3; 256J.38, subdivision 1; 393.07, subdivision 10; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 256; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 9500.1243, subpart 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

McDonald; Swedzinski; Hancock; Murray; Kriesel; Franson; Vogel; Anderson, B.; Abeler; Leidiger; Cornish; Kiffmeyer and Urdahl introduced:

H. F. 807, A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; modifying provision relating to displaying original license plates on collector vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 168.10, subdivision 1g.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Anderson, S.; Beard; Gottwalt; Abeler; Scott and Dill introduced:

H. F. 808, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; allowing driver's license applicant to donate $2 for public information and education on anatomical gifts; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.06, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Anderson, S.; Hoppe; Gottwalt; Gunther; Sanders; Zellers and Murdock introduced:

H. F. 809, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing notice of sharing of gratuities and authorizing employers to safeguard and disburse shared gratuities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 177.24, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Westrom; Drazkowski; Anderson, P.; Franson; Lohmer and Gunther introduced:

H. F. 810, A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the governor and commissioner of corrections to send foreign inmates back to their own country; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 243.515.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Kelly and Drazkowski introduced:

H. F. 811, A bill for an act relating to energy; establishing setbacks for certain wind projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216F.08.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Kelly and Drazkowski introduced:

H. F. 812, A bill for an act relating to energy; amending definition of community-based energy development project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216B.1612, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Anzelc introduced:

H. F. 813, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of certain tax-forfeited land in Itasca County.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Anzelc introduced:

H. F. 814, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing sale of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public waters in Itasca County.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Melin, Rukavina and Anzelc introduced:

H. F. 815, A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for a grant to the city of Chisholm for sanitary sewer and related infrastructure improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Slocum and Davnie introduced:

H. F. 816, A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for the Air National Guard Museum.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Legacy Funding Division.

Rukavina, Anzelc and Dill introduced:

H. F. 817, A bill for an act relating to natural resources; modifying distribution of minerals management account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 93.2236.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Dill introduced:

H. F. 818, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Two Harbors Marina; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Dill introduced:

H. F. 819, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for expansion of a campground in the city of Two Harbors; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Davids introduced:

H. F. 820, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; directing commissioner to negotiate a reciprocity agreement with state of Wisconsin and permitting its termination only by law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.081.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Nornes introduced:

H. F. 821, A bill for an act relating to higher education; changing eligibility for the senior citizen higher education program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.51, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Davnie and Mariani introduced:

H. F. 822, A bill for an act relating to education finance; removing five-year limit on service for limited English proficiency funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.59, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Reform.

Sanders and Atkins introduced:

H. F. 823, A bill for an act relating to financial institutions; repealing an administrative rule restricting the capitalization of permanent improvements to other real estate owned by a bank; repealing Minnesota Rules, part 2675.2170, item F.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Hackbarth; McNamara; Wagenius; Scalze; Abeler; Benson, J.; Johnson; Hornstein; McFarlane; Loeffler; Winkler; Simon and Nelson introduced:

H. F. 824, A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for operation and maintenance of metropolitan regional parks.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Marquart introduced:

H. F. 825, A bill for an act relating to local sales and use taxes; prohibiting local governments from expending resource to promote a local sales tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297A.99, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Gunther, Schomacker, Hamilton, Vogel, Torkelson and Davids introduced:

H. F. 826, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 827, A bill for an act relating to human services; placing a sunset on the nursing facility equal rates provision; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.48, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 828, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying nursing home rate equalization; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.48, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Vogel, Torkelson, Banaian, Franson and Quam introduced:

H. F. 829, A bill for an act relating to liquor; authorizing cities to issue license for a stadium or ballpark for the purposes of summer collegiate league baseball games; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 340A.404, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Howes, Lanning, Hausman, Urdahl and Nornes introduced:

H. F. 830, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the wastewater infrastructure funding program; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. 831, A bill for an act relating to gambling; prohibiting location of a state-operated or state-licensed gambling facility in a city unless the voters of the city have approved the facility in a referendum.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Lenczewski introduced:

H. F. 832, A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; prohibiting the inclusion of a district or the use of increment to assist certain gaming facilities, as defined under federal law; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 469.176, subdivisions 4l, 7.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Abeler introduced:

H. F. 833, A bill for an act relating to health care; limiting increases to capitation rates for managed care plans and county-based purchasing plans.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Hoppe; Anderson, S.; Winkler; Norton and Mack introduced:

H. F. 834, A bill for an act relating to insurance; making changes in the public employee insurance program administrated by Minnesota Management and Budget for local government employees; requiring that the program pay certain taxes and assessments on the same basis as private sector health insurers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 43A.316, subdivisions 9, 10; 62E.02, subdivision 23; 62E.10, subdivision 1; 297I.05, subdivision 12; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 297I.15, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 835, A bill for an act relating to human services; adjusting medical assistance operating payment rates for low-payment rate nursing facilities; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 256B.434, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

O'Driscoll; Dettmer; Sanders; Anderson, B.; Gottwalt; Persell; Anzelc; Shimanski and Lohmer introduced:

H. F. 836, A bill for an act relating to game and fish; expanding game and fish lottery and drawing preferences for service members; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.465, subdivision 5.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Veterans Services Division.

Sanders; Hoppe; Anderson, S.; Loon; Murdock; Downey; Stensrud and Crawford introduced:

H. F. 837, A bill for an act relating to air admittance valves; modifying building code requirements to create jobs through innovative technology; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.43, subdivision 6.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Gunther, Clark and Mullery introduced:

H. F. 838, A bill for an act relating to employment and economic development; appropriating money for opportunities industrialization centers.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Hilty introduced:

H. F. 839, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sale of tax-forfeited land.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Dettmer introduced:

H. F. 840, A bill for an act relating to state lands; authorizing private sales of certain tax-forfeited land.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Buesgens; Erickson; Gruenhagen; Drazkowski; Lohmer; Shimanski; Wardlow; Anderson, B., and Hackbarth introduced:

H. F. 841, A bill for an act relating to taxation; reducing the state general tax; reducing and repealing the corporate franchise tax; providing a subtraction for certain business income; expanding the application of and allowing the capital equipment exemption at the time of purchase; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 275.025, subdivision 1; 290.01, subdivision 19b; 290.06, subdivision 1; 290.0921, subdivision 1; 297A.68, subdivision 5; 297A.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Mack, McNamara, Hausman, Atkins, Howes and Hansen introduced:

H. F. 842, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for asset preservation at the Minnesota Zoo; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Buesgens, Barrett, Runbeck and Gunther introduced:

H. F. 843, A bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; suspending construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail; requiring supplemental environmental impact statement; providing a deadline for federal funding; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

McFarlane, Gunther and Mahoney introduced:

H. F. 844, A bill for an act relating to workforce development; providing for a public library representative to the Governor's Workforce Development Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116L.665, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Nelson introduced:

H. F. 845, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for higher education asset preservation and replacement and North Hennepin Community College; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Anderson, D.; Lanning; McDonald; Slawik; Hosch; Hayden; Clark; Liebling; Huntley and Gottwalt introduced:

H. F. 846, A bill for an act relating to human services; appropriating money for emergency services grants and transitional housing.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Kriesel, Kiffmeyer, Atkins, Howes and Murphy, E. introduced:

H. F. 847, A bill for an act relating to insurance; requiring coverage for orthotic and prosthetic devices; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Clark, Gunther and Mullery introduced:

H. F. 848, A bill for an act relating to employment and economic development; appropriating money for a grant to the Neighborhood Development Center.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Nornes introduced:

H. F. 849, A bill for an act relating to higher education; eliminating mandates for colleges and universities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.145, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 135A.157; 135A.26; 181.986.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Beard, Hilty, McNamara, Scott, Hackbarth and Knuth introduced:

H. F. 850, A bill for an act relating to utilities; clarifying authority of Public Utilities Commission to approve multiyear rate plan that meets specified criteria; consolidating multiple rate riders into single large energy project; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 216B.16, subdivisions 6b, 7, 7d, by adding a subdivision; 216B.241, subdivisions 1, 1c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 216B.16, subdivision 7b; 216B.1636; 216B.1637; 216B.1645, subdivisions 2, 2a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Runbeck introduced:

H. F. 851, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; providing an exemption for certain deferred wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.17, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Hornstein introduced:

H. F. 852, A bill for an act relating to local government; changing the city of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board joint dedication fee; amending Laws 2006, chapter 269, section 2, as amended.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Cornish, Smith, Gauthier, Kelly and Kiel introduced:

H. F. 853, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for the toll-free hotline for human trafficking victims.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Cornish, Smith, Gauthier, Kieffer, Kelly and Kiel introduced:

H. F. 854, A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing a legal advocacy trafficking victims grant; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Swedzinski, Cornish, Hamilton, Schomacker and Torkelson introduced:

H. F. 855, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for floodwater retention systems in Area II of the Minnesota River Basin; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Swedzinski, Drazkowski, Vogel, Barrett, Scott, Schomacker and Shimanski introduced:

H. F. 856, A bill for an act relating to higher education; temporary freezing and permanent limiting of tuition increases at public higher education institutions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 136F; 137.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Mahoney, Gunther, Norton, Davids, Howes, Quam, Beard, McFarlane, Nornes and Banaian introduced:

H. F. 857, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a physics and nanotechnology building on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Cornish introduced:

H. F. 858, A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring commissioner to fund certain county sentence to service programs.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Atkins, Hoppe, Davids, Johnson, Stensrud, Slocum and Murdock introduced:

H. F. 859, A bill for an act relating to insurance; prohibiting motor vehicle insurance companies from restricting an insured's choice of rental vehicle company as a source of a temporary replacement vehicle; requiring that insurers inform insureds of that right; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 72A.201, subdivision 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 65B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Hamilton introduced:

H. F. 860, A bill for an act relating to taxation; income; providing beginning farmer program tax credits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 290.06, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 41B.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance.

Runbeck and Dettmer introduced:

H. F. 861, A bill for an act relating to the city of Lino Lakes; allowing extension of a tax increment financing district.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Benson, M.; Quam and Liebling introduced:

H. F. 862, A bill for an act relating to higher education; appropriating money for the University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation Partnership; requiring a report.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

Nornes introduced:

H. F. 863, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for a grant to Otter Tail County for reconstruction of flood-damaged property; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Peppin, Kahn, Downey, Sanders and Lanning introduced:

H. F. 864, A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing the commissioner of revenue to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the federal government for collection of unpaid debts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16D.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Kriesel, Hansen and Atkins introduced:

H. F. 865, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for purchase of real property by the city of Newport; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

Lohmer; Anderson, B., and O'Driscoll introduced:

H. F. 866, A bill for an act relating to veterans; appropriating money for a grant to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for continued outreach to homeless veterans in Minnesota.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Veterans Services Division.

Anderson, B.; Davids and Erickson introduced:

H. F. 867, A bill for an act relating to drivers' licenses; modifying and clarifying provisions relating to instruction permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.05, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Shimanski and Smith introduced:

H. F. 868, A bill for an act relating to courts; increasing conciliation court civil claim limit; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 491A.01, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance.

Nelson introduced:

H. F. 869, A bill for an act relating to taxation; tax increment financing; transit improvement areas; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 469.174, subdivision 12; 469.176, subdivision 4c; 469.1763, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Eken introduced:

H. F. 870, A bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying certain provisions regarding sale of vehicle subject to impoundment order; authorizing commissioner of public safety to establish variance process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 169A.60, subdivision 14; 169A.75.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Runbeck introduced:

H. F. 871, A bill for an act relating to local government; limiting employer contributions toward cost of employee health care benefits; prohibiting employer contributions toward cost of health care benefits for certain former employees, other than for law enforcement and firefighter retirees or employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 179A.03, subdivision 19; 179A.20, subdivision 2a; 471.61, subdivisions 1, 2a, 2b; 471.611.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Anderson, P.; Vogel; McFarlane; Norton; Banaian; Brynaert and Kahn introduced:

H. F. 872, A bill for an act relating to economic development; appropriating money for African Development Center training and programs.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Garofalo introduced:

H. F. 873, A bill for an act relating to education finance; removing obsolete language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Garofalo introduced:

H. F. 874, A bill for an act relating to education finance; removing obsolete language; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 126C.10, subdivision 2.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Brynaert, Morrow, Gunther and Cornish introduced:

H. F. 875, A bill for an act relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota for new exhibits.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Legacy Funding Division.

Smith, Woodard, Shimanski, Johnson, Hilstrom, Gauthier, Howes and Champion introduced:

H. F. 876, A bill for an act relating to judiciary; modifying when the court opens hearings in delinquency or extended jurisdiction juvenile proceedings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 260B.163, subdivision 1.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance.

Simon introduced:

H. F. 877, A bill for an act relating to taxation; authorizing valuation exclusion for certain improvements to homestead and commercial-industrial property; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.11, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Kriesel, Dettmer and LeMieur introduced:

H. F. 878, A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating the Honor and Remember Flag as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country; requiring display of the flag on certain days in certain locations; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Veterans Services Division.

Erickson, Garofalo, Woodard, Greiling and Benson, J. introduced:

H. F. 879, A bill for an act relating to education; establishing annual evaluations for principals; convening a group of experts and stakeholders to recommend a performance-based system model for these evaluations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 123B.143, subdivision 1; 123B.147, subdivision 3.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Reform.